Saturday, March 7, 2009

Trip to Mantua


Last monday we made a short trip to Mantua (Mantova) which is about half an hour drive from Verona. Once home of the Gonzaga family,  Mantua is a beautiful little town with many "treasures". Museums, palaces, a beautiful park, unique landscapes (it lies on a sort of island on the river Mincio) and many special events throughout the year. 
While Verona is quite busy with tourism, Mantua preserves a very cosy small town feeling. Food is delicious here with many typical trattorie... and shopping under the porticoes is really tempting with so many shops, many of which are independent.

6 comments:

Babooshka said...

That square is beautiful but I wouldn't like to ride a bike over those cobbles.

nobu said...

I like this angle, nice.

Babzy said...

beautiful ,i like the peebles !

Fio said...

Mantova... Ci sono stata l'anno scorso. Ricordo bene questo selciato ;-))

Ming the Merciless said...

I love the colorful pebbles on the ground. If I was there, I would collect a bag full for my apartment... don't know what I will do with them though.

Pilland said...

Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc Partenope, cecini pascua, rura duces (Iscrizione sulla tomba di Virgilio).

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